Alan Heller, Who Made Plastic Housewares Lovely, Dies at 81

Alan Heller, the maker of elegant, often whimsical but always affordable housewares and furniture that combined high design with prosaic plastic, died on August...

Cow Parade Returns to N.Y.C., however Please Don’t Steal Them This...

The cows are back.Twenty-one years ago, around 500 fiberglass cows decorated by artists, celebrities, and school children were set up in New York City....

Gallery Lures Soccer Followers to Tottenham Stadium for Artwork

LONDON - Annie Lawrence, 8, looked excited on Sunday afternoon. She wanted to see Tottenham Hotspur, the soccer team she supported, play their...

Discovering a Lavender Thread Even in Catherine Opie’s Landscapes

As I pored over a new monograph of Catherine Opie's diverse photographs that was published during Gay Pride month, I, as a gay man,...

Is Peter Bradley Prepared for Spherical 2 within the Limelight?

SAUGERTIES, NY - Artist Peter Bradley is a month younger than 81 and his future is developing.On a hot day as hummingbirds circled sunflowers...

Shahzia Sikander’s Beautiful, Entangled Worlds

In a recent essay in the New York Times, Pakistani-born artist Shahzia Sikander recalls the first question she was asked when she came to...

Chuck Shut’s Uneasy, Inevitable Legacy

Chuck Closes life as an artist was divided into three different phases - two successful, one not. From 1967 to late 1988, he...

Out of Storage and Onto Partitions, the Uffizi Spreads Its Model

CASTAGNO D'ANDREA, Italy - This tiny hamlet of around 300 residents, 40 kilometers northeast of Florence, has never been on Italy's must-see A-list. ...

A Quirky Design Truthful Finds a New House: Governors Island

Most art and design fairs aimed at young people encourage them to create something to take away. The Inventgenuity Festival does that too,...

5 Issues to Do This Weekend

Over the years, Rockaway Beach has earned the award as a synonym for resilience. Knowing this, Ivan Forde recently painted Seascape With the...
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